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A podcast dedicated to tips and strategies to build a successful freelance business, all captured from our peers. Each episode is chocked full of wisdom from lessons learned, nuggets of gold you get to walk away with and use in your business.

Featured: Identify Your Roadblocks and Motivation, Your Hustle Will Follow

by Benjamin Portnoy | Season 1, Episode 12

In this episode, I’m joined by Benjamin Portnoy, “Hustler-in-Chief” at Side Hustle Elevator. Benjamin’s long freelance career has gone through many phases. He’s worked as a freelance musician, voiceover talent, marketer, copywriter and designer, just to name a few. Benjamin has been hustling throughout his adult career to find out not only what makes him happy, but also what makes him financially secure. He’s found that a key to the big picture is to identify your roadblocks and find your motivation. Do that, and your hustle will follow.     

More About Benjamin

Benjamin Portnoy is the “Hustler-In-Chief” of, which provides support, tools, training and community to help people make more money and passive income through fun and fulfilling side jobs. His own list of side hustles includes voiceover, marketing automation, real estate investor/rehabber, and professional musician.


About the Podcast

There are so many challenges every freelance business owner faces throughout their journey, there needed to be a way to harness those hard lessons learned – and share them.

That’s what we are here to do, capture the challenge and the options to solve them right from experiences from real people. No watering it down, glossing over the hard stuff … sharing our hurdles is as important as our victories. #WeAreStrongerTogether

Why This Podcast

by Emily Leach | Season 1 Episode 1

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Side Hustle to Six Figure Freelance Business

With Laura Briggs

In this episode, I am joined by speaker, author, and freelance writer, Laura Briggs. Laura started freelancing as a side hustle, before realizing it was something she could turn into a career. She began her online freelance career in 2012 and has worked with clients all around the world. Laura scaled her business to six figures and now works with aspiring and successful six-figure freelancers as a coach. Today, Laura shares her thoughts and advice to freelancers just jumping into the game.


More About Laura

Laura Pennington Briggs is a former middle school teacher turned freelance writer, project manager, and online course creator. She’s helped more than 8,000 students launch or optimize their freelance business since 2012. Laura is the author of Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business: The Complete Guide to Starting and Scaling from Scratch



Season 1, Episode 11    |    36min

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I’ve been called a pioneer in the world of uniquely-talented people who feel empowered to go beyond conventional jobs and create businesses from unique vantage points and perspectives.

I have a guiding belief that those working for themselves deserve the same respect, access to benefits and opportunities for growth as those working for corporations. It’s what drives my tireless fight to ensure this growing population of Independent Professionals are lifted up and celebrated for their courage and willingness to live their lives according to a new set of rules … their own.

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